Homemade Ramekin Dish Soy Candles

Do you enjoy the ambiance of lighting festive candles during the holidays? Unfortunately, those all-natural festive candles can come with a hefty price tag. If you're like me and looking for a budget-friendly option this year, then you'll love these homemade ramekin dish soy candles



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.


Homemade Ramekin Dish Christmas Candles

Even more cost-effective is how I made replacement candles using the same ramekin dishes as molds! So for the price of one good quality Christmas candle, I was able to make four star-shaped ramekin dish soy candles.



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

Plus, a large star-shaped soy candle in a DIY glass pedestal base. I'll show you how easy it is to make the glass candle holder with dollar store finds further down in the post. 



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

The candles are made with all-natural soy wax and wood wicks. I have sensitivities to a lot of scents and so I made these candles unscented. However, you could add essential oils to your candles if you'd prefer scented candles.



I love the crackling sound of a wood wick during the holidays and cold winter months. It's like a cozy bonfire in a jar!



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Other Ramekin Dish Ideas For Christmas Soy Candles

I found these red star-shaped President's Choice ramekin dishes at our local Canadian Superstore a couple of years ago. I'm not sure if they still carry them but they came in multiple sizes.



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

Alternatively, I found these cute Holiday Ramekin Dishes on Amazon. This six-piece set of red square ramekin dishes would be pretty lined up on a fireplace mantle, dining table, or sideboard centerpiece. Or a trio of red small, medium and large ramekin dishes on a coffee table tray would also be festive.



Whatever dishes you decide to use, make sure they are oven safe so they can withstand the heat of the poured wax.



What You'll Need To Make The Soy Candles

How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

Supply List

Oven Safe Ramekin Dishes

Natural Soy Wax (2 lb bag)

Wood Candle Wicks

Candle Making Pitcher (optional)

Saucepan or Electric Frying Pan



Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to make the handmade soy candles, almost all of the DIY projects shared here at Interior Frugalista have step-by-step tutorials so I welcome you to get your budget DIY on and subscribe. You can also follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



How To Make Ramekin Dish Soy Candles

How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

You can use a candle making pitcher or a makeshift pitcher like I did with a large food can to melt the soy wax. For the latter, pinch the top of the can to form a spout. Keep in mind without a handle, the tin can version can be hot to the touch so you'll also need an oven mitt.


  • Fill a large saucepan or an electric frying pan half full with water and bring the water to a boil. I've had this electric frying pan since 1978 and use it just for crafting.
  • Turn the heat to simmer and fill each pitcher with 1-pound of soy wax flakes and let them melt.
  • Set the wood wicks into the iron stand sustainers that come with the wicks. When the wax starts to melt dip the bottom of the wicks into the melted wax and set in the center of the ramekin dishes.
  • Once the wax is melted, if you want to scent your candles, add up to 1 oz of essential oils per pound of wax. If your oil has a strong scent you may want to cut back on the amount of oil.
  • Carefully pour the melted wax into the ramekin dishes. Don't be alarmed if the wax looks yellow, it will solidify a white color.

How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

Let the wax cool until solidified (approximately 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the candle) before moving onto the next step. For now, turn the heat off on the stove or electric frying pan.



With the remaining wax, we're going to make extra candle molds with the same dishes. This way when your candles burn all the way down, you'll have replacements to pop into the ramekin dishes.



How To Make Soy Candle Replacement Molds

Pop the solidified ramekin soy candles in the freezer for 15 minutes.



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

"Those soy candles are going to fly out of the ramekin dishes like Grandma's teeth when she sneezes!"

How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

Set the empty ramekin dishes aside to warm up to room temperature. In the meantime, bring the water in the saucepan or electric frying pan to a boil again and replenish the water if needed.



Reduce the temperature to a simmer and set the cans of now solidified soy wax back into the water to melt. Repeat the previous steps right up to the freezer point.



You now have extra soy candles! Once the candles have cooled around 24-hours, trim the wood wicks to 1/8-inch high. It's recommended you use a wood wick trimmer rather than scissors for an even cut.



How To Store The Extra Soy Candles

You can store the extra soy candle molds in the freezer protected with freezer bags or plastic wrap until you need them.



Tips For How To Burn Soy Candles With Wood Wicks

  • Keep the wood wick trimmed to 1/8-inch high.
  • Trim the wick between burns by pinching off the charred part with your fingers. 
  • For the first burn especially, burn the soy candle until it melts evenly all the way to the outer edges of the candle. This will prevent the wax from tunneling around the wick.


How To Make A Glass Pedestal Candle Holder

It's super easy to make the glass pedestal candle holder. You'll need a thick glass candy dish or bowl that can withstand the heat of the melted candle wax. You'll also need a glass candlestick. I found both at the dollar store.



Wash them with clean soapy water first and dry completely. Wipe the top of the candlestick and the bottom of the candy dish with rubbing alcohol. Once dry glue the candlestick onto the center of the glass dish with E6000 glue. Let the glue cure for a minimum of 48-hours before making soy candles.



How to make homemade ramekin dish unscented soy candles with wood wicks plus extra soy candle molds in festive star-shaped dishes for the holidays.

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These homemade ramekin dish soy candles with wood wicks are so easy to make and a budget-friendly alternative for festive all-natural soy Christmas candles. Also there is instructions on how to make extra soy candles using the ramekin dishes as candle molds. #diysoycandles #handmadecandles

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  1. I love these! I have always wanted to try candle making but haven't done it yet. You make it look so easy! I love the wood wicks too! Pinned!

    Tania

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    1. Tania, if I could do it, you certainly can! This was my first attempt at making soy candles and it was really easy. Not sure if scented ones are a little trickier.

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  2. Hey, this Grama's teeth don't fly yet lol. Soy candles are ridiculously expensive, and these look really easy to make. Pinning.

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    1. They really are, Leanna, I couldn't believe how fast I had them made too. P.S. This grandma's teeth don't fly yet either. LOL

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  3. Creative idea and I absolutely love the one in the glass! 🤗

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    1. Thank you, Denise, that one is definitely the more popular of the two and the one I've been burning most this holiday season.

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  4. How sweet are these Marie. I love the pedestal too. You crack me up with how you tell a story. Super fun. Happy Sunday. xoxo Kris

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    1. The pedestal one is definitely a favorite among readers and in all honesty, the one that gets lit the most. Happy Sunday back to you, Kris. xo xo

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  5. Soy candles are on my list of things to try. I love the idea of using little ramekins to make them in! So easy to find a variety of them about, and fairly inexpensive too.

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    1. Exactly, these cost so little to make. I'm enjoying them so much this holiday season.

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  6. I love this so much! I'm sensitive to scented candles, too!! This is a great option. I've already tagged your Amazon links for order. Thanks for sharing and great directions.

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    1. Thank you so much Susie for the tags. You will have so much fun making them - easy peasy! I'm enjoying lighting all three of these candles every night this holiday season. Have fun making yours!

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  7. Love this! I've been wanting to make my own candles and this is just the tutorial I needed to do so! Pinned!

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  8. Love this tutorial Marie! I am pinning this and will make them during the winter months that follow Christmas. I'm always looking for things to make the time pass quickly when we are stuck inside. Especially this year! Thanks so much!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the tutorial, Denise, and have fun making your candles!

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  9. These are great, Marie! I have a candle making kit with the pot that I enjoy using, but I've never even thought of using ramekin dishes for the holders. Thanks for the idea! Your candles are beautiful.

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    1. That's awesome Bev! Nowadays Ramekins come in so many different colors, shapes, and sizes that they are perfect for candle making year round.

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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